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Billionaire wins S Korean parliamentary seat

Ex-presidential candidate to become member of the national assembly in northern Seoul district.

Last Modified: 24 Apr 2013 22:35
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Former presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo has upset South Korean politics by securing a surprise by-election win to the national assembly.

Last year, this doctor-turned-software-billionaire-turned-professor was a political sensation. His promise of “new politics” became appealing especially to frustrated younger voters.

Ahn could now form his own party, changing a landscape long-dominated by one liberal and one conservative force.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

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